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1001 Nights

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Japanese: 1001 Nights


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 24, 1999
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Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.401 (scored by 2,222 users)
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Ranked: #56442
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Popularity: #4051
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Presented in the form of a feverish love dream, 1001 Nights (based on Amano`s book of artwork) is the first performance of the groundbreaking "Filmharmonic" series, which presents new orchestral works by film composers in tandem with short films made by A-list directors. Nights is the series's only animated work, and plans originally called for the film to be completely computer animated.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Prince Kamar
Prince Kamar
Princess Budu
Princess Budu


Smith, Mike
Smith, Mike
Producer, Director
Sonoyama, Yukio
Sonoyama, Yukio
Amano, Yoshitaka
Amano, Yoshitaka
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May 22, 2009
Story : The story for this anime will be hard for a lot of people to pick up on because it relies entirely on visuals. If you like to analyze things, go for it. I just took two classes for analyzing art and literature, so I enjoyed it easily. If you find yourself going "WTF?" over the simplest of symbolism, I don't recommend you watching this one. You will be vastly confused. The fact that it requires more thinking than the average anime and the story itself is nothing amazingly original has prompted me to give it a 6.

Art : Now, this is where 1001 read more
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Nov 16, 2009
This is an abstract art music video, not a piece of narrative fiction, so don't be expecting ninja vampires going to high school and fighting crime. That MAL makes you rate "story" or "character" is a bit silly, since that's not the point here. The characters and setting are an excuse for beautiful pictures. I enjoyed this as a twenty minute piece of visual art set to lush orchestration. The premise is an amorous dream shared by two Arabian nobles, and every image bleeds together quite organically into the next. There is no special meaning or message to discern. It read more
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Feb 6, 2011
Although 1,001 Nights is really quite beautiful, is is not what most people expect when they think of anime. There is no dialogue at all and, if you are not familiar with the story of a concubine who kept the sultan from killing her as he had all the other women he slept with by transfixing him with fascinating story every night, it will make no sense to you whatsoever. Some of the tales spun over the 1001 nights include Alibaba and the 40 thieves, Aladdin's Magic Lamp, many more. At just short of 30 minutes, this festival of stylistic hand read more
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Jul 4, 2012
I was amazed at how many modern art references are included! All the "abstractness" is linked to the fact they've put into this amazing and beautiful animation references to Picabia, Chagall, Kandinsky, Matisse... and many references to surrealism and symbolism too.

I believe that for the audience it was meant for it was very appealing. It was projected along a representation of the Los Angeles Philarmonic orchestra. It can be appreciated for the "uniqueness" of the animation, how well the music fits, but what a pearl to discover so many aesthetic winks!

Many of the reviewers here seem to have watched it from an "anime" point of read more
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